Agelenids of the World

Systematics and Taxonomy of Agelenidae, a Worldwide distributed Spider Family

Community structure and diversity of spider in Zhangshiyan scenic area of Hebei Province, China

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2008
Authors:F. Zhang, Zhu L. -min
Journal:Shengtaixue Zazhi
Date Published:2008
ISBN Number:1000-4890
Keywords:Araneae (Arachnida)., Araneae [Community structure / / ] [Species diversity / Species, Asia, China, Community structure, Ecology, Eurasia, Land zones, Palaearctic region, richness / ] [Hebei / Zanhuang County, Zhangshiyan / ].

The community structure of spider in Zhangshiyan scenic area of Zanhuang County, Hebei Province, China was studied in July 2007. With sampling and sweep-netting together, 1 226 spider individuals were collected, which belonged to 24 families, 61 genera and 81 species. The species richness of the spider was abundant, and Agelenidae, Thomisidae, Linyphiidae, and Lycosidae were the dominant groups. Both the species number and the individual density in different habitats were different. Shrubs had the most species (54), highest density (20.9 ind . m-2) and Shannon diversity index (3.264), forest floors had the highest concentration index (0.116) but the lowest evenness index (0.749), while bottomlands had the highest evenness index (0.853), which was related to the Fact that most of the species were wandering spiders. The community structure of the spider was coincident with Fisher's logarithm series distribution.

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